Monday, 21 July 2014
Public singletrack skills session
Oleg, Jess, Mark, Nick and Charlie booked their places on this public session in advance and a warm day greeted the session. I began with the skills check and set up checks before moving to footwork and body positioning in corners before later adding looking in to the mix. We applied the mental and physical skills in various applications found on trails. Berms, flat, off camber and switchback corners, steps, drop offs, up slopes, pumping and rock gardens were all linked on a singletrack trail via braking areas and line choice and they really began to ride with enhanced control and they got faster as a by product. I even got their wheels into the air, something not on the menu but I thought why not as they were really improving so much.
Four hours after we began the session closed to smiles all round and they now know why it's right or wrong in any section on a trail.
Cracking session, high5!